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Bill Bradley strongly endorses Cory Booker
(if one goes to Cory Booker for senate website, standing right next to him is former Senator Bill Bradley, who ran a noble, but unsuccessful campaign for President in 2000 that was 100% endorsed by Paul Wellstone.
If one recalls 2000, had Bradley won the nomination, it is quite likely he would have picked Paul Wellstone for his VP.)
Cory Booker formally enters NJ Senate race, endorsed by Bill Bradley
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Saturday formally announced he’s in the race to finish the U.S. Senate term of the late Frank Lautenberg.
The 44-year-old Democrat made his candidacy official at a news conference Saturday in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city. He was joined by former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, a former pro basketball player(and Senator, who for 18 years held the seat Booker is seeking.
Bradley, who endorsed Booker, called him “the right person for the right office at the right time.”
Booker began raising money for a Senate run even before Lautenberg, who died Monday, announced retirement plans in February. He had raised $1.9 million by the end of the last reporting period in March
Posted by graham4anything | Sat Jun 15, 2013, 04:28 AM (3 replies)
this is a confidential poll, so please answer honestly.
No one is tracking anything.
I stand with the President.
edited to put sarcasm smilie in what was obvious an ironic joke.
edit to add- I did not realize that automatically the poll adds a no opinion or no vote choice.
I only made the two
So I guess there are 3 choices, but my poll stated only 2
Posted by graham4anything | Wed Jun 12, 2013, 08:48 AM (203 replies)
after he wins, and there is a separate Cory Booker section, gotta remember and post this there.
After Rescuing Woman From Fire, a Mayor Recalls His Fear and Focus
By JAMES BARRON
There was a moment, Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark said Friday, when he “thought we were not going to make it.”
“No air,” he said. “I just could not breathe. That’s when I thought, if I don’t find this woman in a few minutes, we’re both going to die.”
Less than 12 hours earlier, Mr. Booker had run into a burning house on his street and carried a woman to safety, but only after arguing with a police detective assigned to protect him who tried to restrain him and even reached out and grabbed his belt. “It was just one of these moments in life when you just decide to jump in,” the mayor said.
Mr. Booker has had other moments in life when he had jumped in, and he has not hesitated to talk about them — or, late Thursday night, to send out a message alerting his Twitter followers. There was the time when a teenager was hit by gunfire and died in his arms. There was the time when a drug dealer named T-Bone threatened to kill him. Later on, T-Bone broke into tears as he asked Mr. Booker for help in getting his life on track. And, as mayor, he is known, according to several people who have worked with him, for keeping an ear tuned to the police scanner in his security detail.
Posted by graham4anything | Tue Jun 11, 2013, 02:03 PM (0 replies)
one doesn't stoop to their level
This "it makes him look weak" is yet another myth and he refuses to play by their wants.
Everybody wanted Jackie Robinson to fight back.
He was stronger than them. He is in the HOF. Where is Ben Chambers or the others today?
The war is won at the end. Not in May.
Barack Obama and the village it took to get him elected (WE the people, his core voters like me) won the revolution in 2008 and are moving forward (and as Jerry Brown showed in California, faster than one thinks with all the faux negativity out there).
It's summer. Sad (sarcasm)boo hoo for those that do not like the President for the next 16 weeks, no one is even listening. (and they haven't been listening to the sad sams and debbie downers. The core voters knew Barack Obama roped the dopes in debate #1 in perfect Ali style, while the sweating Cujo like Mittens (who still thinks he won because the faux media told him so and who might even attempt a rematch) flailed around aimlessly.
There will probably be an overabundance of kitchen sinks they will attempt to toss at him
but they won't even be able to lift them and might just get a hernia attempting to do so.
(Hey, didn't Vin Diesel just get a hernia, it was in the media, and I devoured that much more interest than anything Darrel Isaa ever said).
They also seemed to forget something and that is, President Obama is never running for any other election.
They also seemed to forget 95% of the democratic party stands strong in support of the president, and NOTHING will stop that 95% support.
It's all politics, all dirty tricks, the repubs have played this game for decades, everyone knows it, nobody cares about the faux scandals, all of which have been thoroughly repudiated.
And dang, President Obama will look great at the Jersey Shore on Tuesday standing there in the rebuilt shore, after the horrible devastation of Sandy. And standing next to the
REPUBLICAN Governor of New Jersey who from what they say is for some reason beloved to any and all in New Jersey (personally not though politically) and that is the one and only picture people will take home with them for the rest of the summer.
Me, I am going to spend the summer at the lake and beach grab some fun and play
as will America, and that takes us straight through Labor Day
and guess what, the world will still stand, and the world will stand tall in support of President Obama.
No matter what the fake media (which encompasses ALL the media, real and alt) says.
And no one reads the fake papers 'cept for the sport section and the gossip
(Hey, will Simon Cowell reunite with Paula Abdul on next years American Idol now that they fired 4 judges and the showrunner?)
Did you hear about Amanda Bynes? She tweets from jail that she didn't like her picture they made her pose for and may need some work.
Will they let OJ off?
America has voted, and they voted for Barack Obama, and like him both personally and politically. He's a keeper.
And the talk around town is about Hillary.
Dang if Bill Clinton isn't more popular now than ever. And Hillary is like 10 points even more popular than Bill.
yeah, the fake scandals. Didn't America tire of this in like 1996?
But that is how they play the game.
They are partying like it's 1999 when in fact its 2013
and hide as they try every single great news story and picking up economy, they still don't get it.
but the people do.
I got my white shorts and my bathing suit (this year after a year on wellness had to buy new clothes as my suit from last year would fall right off) and I can't wait to jump in.
(of course, this morning its about 40 degrees in New Jersey. but it's summer, gonna have a BBQ rain or shine tonight and have some fun.
I bet Darrell Isaa is the type who goes to the beach in his dark suit and has not sat in the sand in 30 years and just had a little fun.
(Wish I was at the Santa Monica pier, did you see how great the health plan is moving along in Darrell Isaa's state of California.
Jerry Brown roped the dopes again too.
Team Obama is something else.
and go see Before Midnight.All the billion dollar movies, all the political movies see those too, but make sure you see Before Midnight (and catch the first two if you never saw them).
You will laugh you will cry you will think wow
That's life. (cue in Frank Sinatra and let the Summer Party begin!)
Posted by graham4anything | Sun May 26, 2013, 04:03 AM (1 replies)
Please note- this is in the Barack Obama group. Please respect the SOP of this group.
=========================================================================================There are so many great paragraphs here, that I don't even know which 4 to post.
This entire article needs to be read. Many might not be familiar with the history and this is written a writer(back then they actually had real writers, real investigative reporters.)
This really needs to be read, if one asked me, in my eyes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and LBJ would be if here today, directly in synch with each other and side by side with President Obama and what President Obama's long term goals and ideals are.
(as are Rep. Lewis(mentioned in this article), and current Rep. Elijah Cumming and so many other heroes (REAL HEROES of our past and present).
(of course IMHO, if Dr. King had not been taken from us, a mere few days before LBJ opted out of 1968 presidential, in all likelihood,
most of what happened that was so bad (Nixon/Ford/Reagan/Bush41/W/Teaparty would almost certainly have never occurred in the first place, and the Vietnam war would have ended in 1968, not years later thanks to Nixon's sabatoge (as shown in articles later on about the real reason for the later Watergate coverup and what Nixon was hiding).
Civil Rights Movement Turned on Collaboration Between LBJ and MLK
---(see article for the top paragraph and for all the others not posted here due to the 4 paragraph limit)
The popular view of Johnson as “a wheeler-dealer who got us into Vietnam and then lied to us about it is so simplistic,” said Kotz. “The complete LBJ has been lost to history.” Similarly, the public remembers King as a great orator, he said, and fails to appreciate him as the “cool, rational, tough, pragmatic politician” who was the “the field general and tactician” of the movement. Kotz followed their relationship day-by-day to see how they interacted. His talk included taped conversations between the two and slides of their meetings and events of the day.
"In the 1960s we went through a civil rights and a social revolution in two years,” Kotz said. The 1964 Civil Rights Act dismantled official segregation, but the change provoked “a period of terrorism,” he said, that saw 2,000 black churches burned in two years and, in Virginia, the shutdown of public schools and state defiance of U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Kotz’s book examines the years between President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963 and the assassination of King in April 1968. “I tried to look at the interrelationship between the civil rights movement and laws,” he said. That period of social legislation also saw the creation of federal college loan programs, the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, the immigration act of 1965 (which allowed non-Europeans equal access to the United States) and the creation of a national health care system with advanced regional medical centers, Kotz said.
March 7, 1965, the day the 58-mile march was to begin, was a moment of crisis, Kotz said. King had chosen opponents who were ideal for the roles he needed them to play. Selma sheriff James “Bull” Clark liked to dress in a paramilitary style and wore a button that read “Never!” George Wallace, the new governor, had been in office less than two months after running on stridently racist rhetoric: “Segregation yesterday, segregation today, segregation forever!”
John Lewis, then King’s aide, now a congressman from Georgia, carried only an apple to eat on the way because none of them expected to walk even a quarter mile. At the far end of the Edmund Pettus Bridge a “sheriff's auxiliary” of mounted Ku Klux Klansmen paced under restraint. Clark warned the marchers that they had one minute to disperse and then sent the horsemen charging across. The marchers scattered as the Klansmen rode among them swinging batons, clubbing them down.
snip.....so much more,
(and please readers, remember this is posted in the Barack Obama group.)
Posted by graham4anything | Fri May 24, 2013, 10:25 PM (3 replies)
but it will make some feel good I guess.
like those that unplug a fire hydrant full blast
keep it on all day and it's 100 outside
til later in the day there is a fire
and the fire hydrant is empty and the house burns down
only one who is happy is the arsonist who opened the hydrant in the first place, to watch the ashes
they want the democratic party to get down in the gutter
because they can deal with that
Reminds me of Jackie Robinson. What his enemies couldn't deal with is that they couldn't phase him, that he stared them down and remained calm and cool in the face of 100% negatism thrown at him.
Dr. King knew that too. Never stoop to their level.
They can't defeat it.
Stoop to their level and one already lost.
They can't touch President Obama, and in actuality, they are HELPING Hillary.
I predict 100 million votes for her in 2016.(the record is I think 69).
Posted by graham4anything | Fri May 10, 2013, 09:41 PM (0 replies)
Racist past haunts Sanford Fl-Trayvon was shot dead,Jackie Robinson had to flee 2 lynch mobs.
After seeing the movie 42, I had not realized something.
In spring training, a lynch mob came after Mr. Jackie Robinson.
That happened in Sanford Florida.
flash forward to 2012.
Mr. Trayvon Martin was harrassed, stalked and murdered in cold blood, unarmed, and it was by someone who was armed with a legal gun, out looking for someone to kill it appears.
The police told him to back off in a phone call after it appears Zimmy called in saying Mr. Martin looked suspicious to him.
Mr. Trayvon Martin was shot to death in Sanford Florida.February 26, 2012 unarmed.
here is an article from 2012
Reuters) - The year before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first African American to play major league baseball, he fled the racist threats of townspeople in Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon Martin was shot 66 years later.
It was 1946 and Robinson arrived in this picturesque town in central Florida for spring training with a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team. He didn't stay long. Robinson was forced to leave Sanford twice, according to Chris Lamb, a professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, who wrote a graphic account of Robinson's brush with 100 angry locals in a 2004 book
In the downtown area, Victorian-era cottages and old brick office buildings sitting a wide and alligator-infested bulge in the St. Johns River, provide a glimpse of the past - but not all of it. There are no reminders of the lynch mobs and Ku Klux Klan members who once killed blacks with impunity in Sanford and elsewhere across Florida.
Florida was the site of more lynchings per capita than any other southern state, according to Ben Brotemarkle, executive director of the Florida Historical Society. Lynchings were common in the southern U.S. in the second half of 19th century and continued into the 20th century.
...(more at link)
Posted by graham4anything | Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:04 PM (2 replies)
President Obama is doing something never done in modern times-He lengthened the game itself
Most people are thinking in 4 to 8 years.
President Obama is thinking forever.
The 8 year thinking is yesterday. The two term thinking is yesterday.
President Obama is thinking, like all the greats, like Lincoln, like FDR, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, like LBJ he is thinking forever.
And it is such a radical idea, because in retrospect, no one ever said it aloud before.
No one ever thought to say it aloud. President Obama is doing it for all of life.
Dr. King did not do what he did, so he could use one bathroom for one time.
Or to sit in one restaurant to get one meal and say he won.
Dr. King did it to last forever.
President Obama is doing that. And I quite believe this has been his vision since before he was President, though he didn't come out and say it.
Quite a few here mock the ropeadope, the chessmatch, the 10 step ahead.
Quite honestly, maybe I sold him a little short. 10step? HELL, its 50 steps ahead.
It is the long time prize.
And in every war, in every battle, sadly there is collateral damage.
But wave on wave on wave on wave on wave on wave
The 100% complete victory only can occur by the battles fought.
Should Dr. King have given up day one when they put the hoses on him?
Dr. King foresaw it all in his "Mountaintop" speech, where he let the world know, this is not a quick or temporary thing, but it is forever all eternity.
Maybe just maybe some can see how truly historic the entire package is.
And maybe just maybe President Lincoln himself had a 500 step ahead plan
and in his plan, he envisioned the hard chocies President Obama has to make to get to the next step
And maybe, just maybe President Lincoln is standing right now, next to President Roosevelt, standing right now next to President LBJ, standing next to Dr. King standing and guarding the back of President Obama.
Maybe he is them. Maybe they are him.
Dot the I's and Cross the T's.
A war is not won in a short period of time. And battles lost are part of any war.
And like Presidents Lincoln, Roosevelt, LBJ and Dr. King, time is not measured in 2 terms as President(and especially not after just months after beginning the 2nd term.)
And yes, that means continuing the legacy of all them with Hillary(or a suitable other if not Hillary) to CONTINUE the legacy of all of those mentioned.
And keep in mind, to win the war, any of the others mentioned did things that many did not like at the time it was done.
All of them are smarter than me.
All of them are a helleva lot smarter than the opposition is.
Posted by graham4anything | Sun Apr 14, 2013, 06:22 AM (5 replies)
I personally love President Obama and 100% of what he stands for and 100% of what he has done, and 100% his vision of what will be.
There has never been so eloquent a President in the history of Presidents.
Every single word President Obama speaks, has EXACT meaning, though his detractors and professional agitators in politics, attempt to either not understand (not realizing the 10 steps ahead that President Obama clearly sees), or not wanting anyone else to understand what indeed they do understand that President Obama's every word has meaning.
Life in America has been made so much better, so different in a short period of time, thanks to President Obama and to his agenda moving forward. And will be even better as each day passes and more and more happens.
And, I am sure most Democratic folks here there and everywhere, truly applaud that.
(Being that as always, 95% of the core base,myself included) of democratic voters are very, very happy with the first half of President Obama's term, and looking forward for even more and better times in the years/decades ahead as his agenda continues.
(And I am looking personally forward to 2018, when President Obama is nominated for the US Supreme court by President45, Hillary Clinton (or whomever the democratic president should for some odd reason it not be Hillary) at that time.
His words are beautiful.
I do understand perfectly what President Obama says and does 24/7/365.
Nothing has ever been so clear as what his victory (to me, winning the revolution) in 2008 has meant to me.
And I am loving every single minute of his Presidency.
(If only he had what FDR had, 4 terms, sad to say, it cannot be more than two terms, but SCOTUS awaits him like it did for President Taft, to have in effect, more than 4 terms.)
Can one imagine how great it would be if President Obama directly replaced Antonin Scalia in 2018, and rightfully became the heir to the seat of Justice Thurgood Marshall?
(note, on a different thread I posted a version of the above, but this opinion should stand separate in the Barack Obama group.)
Posted by graham4anything | Tue Mar 26, 2013, 03:54 AM (3 replies)
Without the rich, you still would have had Rosa, Ghandi and Chavez
You got it.
The rich did NOT make America.
The people made America.
Take away the rich, and nothing changes that fact.
(you put the tilde' on the wrong part of the sentence in your rush to think I mispoke.)
If each rich person is a wave, take away the wave, and you still have the water.
Enjoy this song, which in a perfect word, would have been the #1 song of the year that
Butch Hancock wrote it, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore sang it
(and on this, the magnificent musical talents of Jerry Douglas and Bill Frisell.
Does it get anymore beautiful than this?)
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The revolution won by the people when they elected Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and will elect Hillary in 2016 and 2020 and Michelle in 2024 and 2028 and Chelsea in 2032 and 2036 and John Schlossberg in 2040 and 2044 ...are the ever flowing ever glowing ocean of love
Wave on wave on wave on wave on wave on wave on wave on wave
(as Pat Green also sang years later)
or as David Essex sang(and Michael Damien later sang)
Posted by graham4anything | Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:09 AM (0 replies)